Last weekend we threw a kids Halloween party for Steve’s daughter B, full of food, games, shouting, and a good time had by all.
One of the best parts, “Donut on a Stick (or String) (Thanks to Steve for a great party game idea.)
All you need, sticks, donuts attached to a string. Object – kid tries to eat donut without touching it with their hands… well you get the picture I really wish I could post the video, but trust me, the adults are laughing hysterically with the kids.
This link says to “tie a length of rope between two trees”, we used dowel rods with a string, same idea
Now onto the food. The normal fare, chips, veggies and dip, popcorn; but of course I had to make a few things, like marshmallows from scratch for smore’s (no corn syrup), because of couse, we needed “healthy marshmallows).
|they were supposed to be orange, but they turned out coral? Still really good|
Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting and meringue “ghosts”.
|I forgot to take a picture of the cupcakes 😦|
Pumpkin Dip with Trader Joe’s Ginger Snaps and Apples (thanks Erica for the recipe)
|We had a Princess & Pirates theme.|
15 oz can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2 cups 10x powdered sugar ( I used a little less)
8oz oz cream cheese
1tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 two ground ginger
Cinnamon sticks and ground cinnamon for garnish
Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with electric mixer until
smooth. Add pumpkin and spices; beat well (about 15-20 minutes). A few cream cheeses specks may remain, (you can continue to blend), or just serve. Cover and chill at least 8
hours. Pour into serving bowl/dish; sprinkle with cinnamon and add
sticks. Serve with ginger snaps and Apple slices.
you can use vegetarian gelatin as well
8 tablespoons cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a small bowl, soak gelatin in 8 tbsp cold water. Set aside.
Combine granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a large heavy saucepan.
Cook and stir over medium heat until dissolved.
Add gelatin and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let stand until partially cool.
Add salt and vanilla extract.
Beat with an electric mixer until soft and double in volume. About 10-15 minutes.
Pour into prepared pan to about 1/2 inch thick.
Set to cool until it will not stick to your finger.
Cut into 1.5 inch pieces and roll in powdered sugar.Variation: toasted coconut can be substituted for powdered sugar.